Insurgent Thursday, 20 June 2019

Insurgent

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Science fiction themes and violence.

  • The pitch:

    Go, with happiness.

  • Starring:

    Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney, Naomi Watts, Mekhi Phifer, Daniel Dae Kim, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ashley Judd

  • Directed by:

    Robert Schwentke

  • Running time:

    119 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Suicide (jumping), gun pointed at child. People are shot, tackled, maimed (implied), swiped at, held at knife-point, knocked over, hit with objects, butt-whipped, head-slammed, body-slammed, arm-snapped, thrown from a moving train, near-stabbed, near-choked, kicked, headbutted, held at gunpoint, bound, tested, dragged, sedated, tackled, thrown through the air, thrown/dangled from great heights. People fall down stairs, fall to their death (suicide). Fist fights, stealing. Burning objects/buildings, crumbled city, smashed glass. Toxic surroundings, poisoning, abusive father, killing, suicide mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, broken body, body on stretcher. Injections. Bloody necks, face, side, mouth, hand, nose, objects, smear, fingers, scratch. Nose bleeds, bleeding ear, convulsing. Bandaged hand, stitching, neural imaging. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couple in bed (sex implied). Kissing, undressing. Cleavage, exposed midriff, shirtless couple. Sheer nightwear. Female in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Truth serum administered. People are shot with sleeping/mind control pellets, sedated.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Partial f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Humanity, civilisation, society, factions, peace, conformity, nightmares, pacifism, forgiveness, train-hopping, secrets, alliance, justice, mind control, suicide, simulators, inner demons, sequels, rebels, grief, guilt, civil war, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased friend, deceased mother. Dead parents mentioned. Crows/blackbirds, horses, welding sparks. Sweeping aerial cinematography. Based on the novel by Veronica Roth.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Cohesive, involving, action-packed. Strong cast, impressive supporting cast, slick direction, impressive/imaginative/eye-catching/dazzling effects, vividly rendered, extraordinary hallucinatory visuals, breathless chases, tough/vulnerable/relatable performance from Shailene Woodley, pulsing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Heavy-handed, derivative, listless, muddled, jargon-heavy, clunky, plodding, insufferable. Oppressive self-serious, thuddingly obvious dialogue, nonsensical premise, one-note plot, suffers from mid-chapteritis, 3D is mostly pointless.

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